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Have your say: What’s your favourite castles in Wales?

Caerphilly Castle - Metal Octopus

They’re the jewels dotted around a county steeped in history, but what are your favourite castles in Wales? Each one with its own story, and its own distinctive look, the variety of castles in Wales provides us with a treasure trove of mystery, charm, and colourful and sometimes gruesome histories. They tell the story of the modern history of Wales, …

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Turkey egg, in an egg !!

Turkey egg an unusual twist! Now here is something you don’t see every day! If you do any cooking you will know that a duck eggs or a turkey egg make fantastic cakes and sponges, if you can get them. So imagine Kevin’s surprise when he cracked open a Turkey egg and found a second perfectly formed turkey egg inside! …

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Walnut Tree Farm Park

Walnut tree farm park

Walnut Tree Farm Park facilities Walnut tree farm park is on the East side of Cardiff near Newport. It is a treasure of a farm park with all the animals really healthy and free to be themselves. There is a soft play area, plenty of picnic tables, a designated walk and a clean and well organised cafe. Walnut tree farm …

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Cardiff’s Historic Buidlings

Cardiff Castle

Cardiff became the city it now is as a result of the vast profits from coal and steel being used to construct lavish buildings. Some exist today some don’t. They do, however provide some great places for kids to visit. Nestled in the mountains overlooking Cardiff is Castell Coch, as it emerges through the tree it is the stuff fairy …

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Cefn Mably Farm

Look out for the Pink Pig! It’s a farm with a god soft play centre and a large café. Recently refurbished with a covered area so you can still have fun even if it’s raining. Acts as a sanctuary for rabbits and cats. Good duck pond. If its holiday time its best to go early, otherwise the animals get full …

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The Welsh Hawking Centre

The Welsh Hawking centre is much more than just an opportunity to see birds of prey. The demonstrations are superb, complete with narration and fascinating facts. Situated in the Vale of Glamorgan near Barry and it has a kids animal farm and of course a café. The Welsh Hawking Centre, Weycock Road, Barry CF62 3AA 01446 734 687 www.welsh-hawking.co.uk

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The Amelia Trust Farm

The Amelia Trust farm is very popular in the holidays, car park may get crowded but the farm seems to cope OK. Its big 160 acres and charitable, so its best to make a contribution. Great walks and a big carp pond. Plenty of things to explore in the woods. Amelia Trust Farm, Five Mile Lane, Barry, CF62 3AS, 01446 …

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Warren Mill Farm

Warren Mill farm is about 5 minutes from Cowbridge a brilliant place that doesn’t cost a fortune and has plenty to do. You can feed the goats, rabbits and guinea pigs and see the Llamas and Pigs. The stars of the show for my book are the prairie dogs that burrow in the ground in a maze of tunnels, timid …

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Cardiff Castle

Cardiff Castle front entrance

Cardiff Castle is set in Bute Park and is right in the middle of Cardiff. Because of the restoration carried out when Cardiff was thriving on the riches from coal and steel it is seen nationally and internationally as a ‘must see’ destination. A keep and hence a castle has been in existence for over 2000 years and so the …

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